The Axiological Philosophy Of Global Citizenship

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Philosophy is the fundamental nature and process of understanding the disparate aspects of existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language through the problems presented by these matters of life. In order to examine and formulate a philosophy of global citizenship, a deep understanding of the aspects of life and the underlying social, political, economical, ecological, and technological problems and nature of globalization is necessary. The principal branch of philosophy that analyzes such factors is known as value theory or axiology (ethics and aesthetics). In constructing an axiological philosophy of globality, analyzing problems and actions should follow a systems thinking approach. Similar to systems thinking in community service …show more content…
These aspects vary from region to region, therefore, the needs and wants of societies diverge. In attempting to act, lack of understanding a society leads to inadequate identification of problems, one dimensional analysis, unwanted assistance, and cultural clashes/misunderstandings. Through a World Policy journal, Shashi Tharoor identified a global problem in regards to the acceptance or denial of the universality of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (30 articles) and its intended purpose of “fundamental freedoms” and equality. In accordance with Shashi Tharoor, ‘“[culture] is constantly evolving in any living society, responding to both internal and external stimuli, and there is much in every culture that societies quite naturally outgrow and reject,” such as slavery, Greek infanticide, European anti-Semitism, etc. Similar to modern society’s rejection of former practices, individuals should have the right to abide by or reject practices in their society, as “[those] who freely choose to live by and to be treated according to their traditional cultures are welcome… provided others who wish to be free are not oppressed [by the] culture they prefer to

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